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by adminComments Off on ‘Tis the Season to clean your home!
Vacuum repairs=The holidays
‘Tis the season when you have the most traffic in your home; the colder weather means you stay inside longer, and the holidays mean more foot traffic in your home.
In order to keep your vacuum repairs at a mininum we recommend the following;
- Make sure you have extra vacuum bags, so you don’t over fill the vacuum and break the bag. This could lead to unwanted vacuum repairs.
- Purchase some extra vacuum belts-You never know when your belt is going to break on your power nozzle. So the next time you come to Midwest Vacuums, purchase some extra vacuum belts for safe keeping! They don’t cost that much, and they always break just before you have company coming on a Sunday.
- Vacuum service-typically all vacuum cleaners can be serviced, have your vacuum serviced before they break it costs less money than when they break. A typical vacuum service is when we change the belt, the bag and do a complete tear down on the vacuum and its moving parts. Its also a good time to replace the vacuum power nozzle brush, since they ware down over time and become dull.
- Extra vacuums-most people have an extra portable vacuum in the house, this is a good time to get them fixed up. You do this in case your primary vacuum breaks, now you have a good second cleaner to use!
FYI- If you purchase real christmas trees for your home decorations, try to make sure you don’t accidently clog up your vacuum. We see many clogged vacuums after the x-mas trees come down, so be careful with all those pine needles and tire wraps from all of those presents!
Midwest Vacuum Team
by adminComments Off on Midwest Vacuums is moving!
The vacuum shop
is moving to 7238 Wornall Rd!
The new location is only a 1/2 block down the street from the old location and is on the same side of the street.
The old location was there for 15 plus years but wasn’t very accessible for parking and was rather small for a retail vacuum & repair center. The new location is more marketable and larger in size. Now we can can also stock more parts for our Hoover, Kirby, Rainbow and Electrolux customers.
by adminComments Off on Allergy Season is Close!
Most people would say spring is more than a relief from cold weather, it’s a welcome change. However, for those with allergies spring means itchy, sneezing and wheezing. If you have allergies to pets, the direct presence to pets is obvious. Even if they primarily stay outside dander and hair seem to find a way in your home. If you suffer from allergies preparing can ease your pain.
Preparation can ease your allergy symptoms. According to Therapist Shane McGlaun, “If you suffer from allergies and asthma, vacuuming does more than make your home look better. It can be as important as taking medications to control your condition. Vacuuming is an essential part of limiting exposure to asthma and allergy triggers, such as pet dander, dust mites, pollen and other allergens.
There are a lot of different vacuums designed for allergy sufferers, but the main feature you want to make sure it has a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter. A HEPA filter can trap a large amount of small particles that other vacuum cleaners would recirculate back into your home. Miele vacuums are the only HEPA certified vacuums in Kansas City. They are known for their suction, durability and longevity. Riccar has several models for allergy and asthma care.
Don’t be fooled by big department store vacuums that claim they are HEPA approved vacuums. Vist Midwest Vacuum get the information on allergy relief vacuums and demo before you buy.
by adminComments Off on Bagged vacuums vs. Bagless
Why are bag-less vacuums so popular these days?
Remember when parachute pants were very popular back in the 80’s? would you where them if you had them, probably not. But it just seemed cool at the time, right! Design, marketing & logistics has made it very possible to get anything from anywhere these days, but it doesn’t make it any more reliable or better than the old Levi jeans. …….the same holds true to vacuums believe it or not. Most of the vacuums that are purchased in warehouse clubs are built for disposal, not for repair.
The hottest category is definitely bag-less uprights. Last year in the USA, 80% of vacuum sales were uprights and most of them were bag-less ones. So what is the fascination with this category? In my opinion, people that do the cleaning want to see what a great job they just did now, and seeing is believing right? Not exactly, the way the see-through canister is fabricated and setup it actually “puffs up” the dirt & debris to give you the “illusion” that you just did a great job vacuuming. In fact, more than 80% of the total production cost to bring a “bag-less” vacuum to the market is spent on the marketing aspect, not the construction of the vacuum itself.
If you go into a vacuum shop today, look for a quality built vacuum that you haven’t heard of, there is a good chance that the company that you know relatively nothing about, probably hired real engineers to design and construct a remarkable product. This is why a “floor care specialist” probably has it!
by adminComments Off on Ask yourself these questions, before you buy your next vacuum!
If you are tired of average vacuums that break down all the time, you should consider buying a vacuum from a “floor care professional” like Midwest Vacuums…. that actually knows about the vacuums they sell. These are some things that you should consider when you rationalize about vacuum cleaners
1. Would you buy your next car from a donut shop? So, why would you consider buying a vacuum from a department store that sells clothing?
2. Would you consider buying a car from a car dealer that didn’t service what they sold? Department stores definitely don’t fix vacuums.
3. If you purchased a vacuum from a “big box” store, would the associate demonstrate how to properly use your vacuum? At Midwest Vacuum we do that for you.
4. In your kitchen, do you use a bag-less garbage can, or do you put a bag in it first? Most consumers think they want they want bag-less vacuums, but normally end up switching back to bagged vacuum within 2-3 years.
5. When you purchase a “major appliance” shouldn’t they last 10+ years before you should have to replace them? How come its more acceptable to replace vacuums every 2-4 years? At Midwest Vacuums we sell vacuums that to last 10 + years of good service.